Northwest Iowa Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center

NEW: MAY 14, 2020 UPDATE

LLRC members,

We’ve missed our LLRC community so much, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back soon! Our team has been hard at work prepping our facility and equipment, updating cleaning protocol, and making plans so we’re ready for when all of you can join us in the LLRC again!

We know there are some LLRC members who are ready to come back to the LLRC to find some sense of normalcy and routine. We know that there are some LLRC members who are still a little (or a lot) nervous about how we move forward in this “new normal”. This has been an unpredictable time for everyone, and we want to give you an idea of what you can expect when we re-open the LLRC on Monday, May 18.

As you read this message, please note that we consider this “Phase I”, and we will continue to monitor and open more areas and hours when we can.

>> Click here to read full message and all COVID updates



Group Fitness

View a list of all LLRC Classes, Times, and Descriptions.

LLRC Programs

View a list of all programs offered at LLRC.


View Events and Court Usage Schedule.

Membership & Policies

Review LLRC Membership Options & LLRC Policies

Locations & Hours

Learn more about the LLRC and LLRC East locations and hours.

Contact LLRC

Contact us for more information.

Strong Mind. Strong Body.

Northwest Iowa Community College’s Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center is available to college students, staff, faculty, and community members. It provides wellness and recreation facilities and equipment, as well as space for trainings, conventions, conferences, and trade shows.  

Goals of the LLRC:

  • To provide a clean, safe, and friendly environment for all participants.
  • To provide opportunities for wellness and recreation for students of NCC and community members.
  • To be a resource for wellness information and promote lifelong wellness and learning.


None found.

Recreation Center FAQs


  • Monday–Friday 5:00am–10:00pm
  • Saturday 5:00am–6:00pm
  • Sunday 1:00pm–10:00pm

Summer Hours (Memorial Day–August 15)

  • Monday–Friday 5:00am–10:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am–4:00pm
  • Sunday 2:00pm–7:00pm


  • Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 12noon – 5:00pm
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays 8:ooam – 1:00pm
  • Access to LLRC East before and after staffed hours is restricted to 24/7 access card users. Cards can be purchased at LLRC East and are $10 for the first card and $5 for subsequent cards for spouses and family members. Please call 712-324-6152 for more information.

Yes. The laps per mile for our track are as follows:

  • Inside lane = 14 laps/mile
  • Middle lane = 13.25 laps/mile
  • Outside lane = 12.5 laps/mile

We offer a variety of cardiovascular and strength equipment including:

  • Weight machines
  • Free weights
  • Treadmills
  • Fitness bikes
  • Rowers

The LLRC uses Matrix Fitness equipment, one of the world’s premier commercial fitness brands.

Our basketball court divided into two courts.

It is also a full size tennis and volleyball court.

Our LLRC staff is happy to set up tennis or volleyball standards for you if you call 30 minutes ahead.

Tuition & Financial Aid